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  1. 1. Diversity<br />& YOU!<br />Laura McDonnold<br />Ashford University<br />
  2. 2. What exactly is diversity?<br />
  3. 3. Definition of Diversity<br />The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance & respect. <br />It means understanding that each individual is unique, & recognizing our individual differences.<br />
  4. 4. Definition of Diversity<br />These can be along the dimensions of:<br /><ul><li> Race
  5. 5. Ethnicity
  6. 6. Gender
  7. 7. Sexual Orientation
  8. 8. Socio-Economic Status
  9. 9. Age
  10. 10. Physical Abilities
  11. 11. Religious Beliefs
  12. 12. Political Beliefs
  13. 13. Or Other Ideologies</li></li></ul><li>Definition of Diversity <br />It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, & nurturing environment. <br />It is about understanding each other & moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing & celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.<br />
  14. 14. Interactive Icebreaker: How are YOU Diverse?<br />No two people are exactly the same! Write down 5 things that might make you different from the others viewing this show. Use a few of the categories below and think of one thing on your own! Then share them with the group!<br /><ul><li> Race
  15. 15. Ethnicity
  16. 16. Gender
  17. 17. Sexual Orientation
  18. 18. Socio-Economic Status
  19. 19. Age
  20. 20. Physical Abilities/Disabilities
  21. 21. Religious Beliefs
  22. 22. Political Beliefs
  23. 23. Or Other Ideologies</li></ul>Fun Suggestions: Favorite Ice Cream Flavor or Cartoon Character?; Vegetarian or Carnivore?; Number/Kinds of Pets?; Hobby?; <br />Best Vacation Spot?; Number of Fluent Languages?; Right or Left Handed?<br />
  24. 24. Why Accept Diversity?!<br />Diversity brings real benefitsto society & businesses.<br />
  25. 25. Diversity Brings Real BenefitsTo Society<br />For society, diversity brings richness & variety. There are always new & interesting things to be learned from each other. <br />
  26. 26. Diversity Brings Real <br />Benefits to Businesses<br />For a business, employing a diverse workforce enables it to use a wider range of talents & skills. <br />
  27. 27. Diversity Brings Real <br />Benefits to Businesses<br />These lead to creativity & innovation. Businesses need to mirror the communities & cultures they work in so they can understand & anticipate the diverse needs of their customers.<br />
  28. 28. Diversity Brings <br />Real Benefits <br />to Businesses<br />In order to get the best from staff & meet the varying needs of their diverse customers, it is<br />very important for businesses to manage diversity in a positive way. <br />They need to recognize, respect & value people’s differences.<br />
  29. 29. People are an organization’s number one asset, so administration should do what they can to keep valuable skills & talent.<br />A mix of people with different talents, skills, and perspectives allows creativity and innovation to develop.<br />Organizations need to appeal to the widest possible number of people to fulfill its recruitment needs & attract the skills it requires.<br />Organizations need to be able to manage a labor force that is becoming increasingly diverse, creating a cultureof inclusion is essential to build a sustainable business for the future.<br />Employees who feel valued & respected are more likely to be highly motivated & committed to the organization. This means they are more likely to perform better & make a bigger contribution.<br />Diversity <br />Brings <br />Real Benefits <br />to Businesses<br />
  30. 30. Let’s All Get Along!<br />
  31. 31. Connection: <br />How Has Diversity Affected YOU?<br />Have you had good or bad experience with circumstances involving diversity?<br />Discuss with the others in your group one good or bad personal experience you have had involving diversity. <br />Example: A misunderstanding due to a language barrier.<br />Sometimes a negative experience can still be positive by being humorous later!<br />Explain your personal stance on your own acceptance of different aspects of diversity.<br />
  32. 32. References:<br />Definition: http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~asuomca/diversityinit/definition.html<br />Benefits for Business: http://www.biznet.org.uk/Department%20of%20Trade%20and%20Industry%20-%20News%20Article_files/lloydstsb_12_full.pdf<br />The Golden Rule: http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&q=the+golden+rule<br />